It came down to a race between them and Alistair made his break on the third lap of the run, pulling away to claim a dominant victory Jonny comfortably held on for silver, making the brothers the first to finish one and two at an Olympics since Italians Piero and Raimondo D'Inzeo
of Italy in equestrian in 1960.
It made the pair the first brothers to land a one-two at an Olympics since Italian horsemen Piero and Raimondo D'Inzeo
pulled off the perfect snap for the family album 56 years ago.
They were the first from any country at a summer Games since Piero and Raimondo D'Inzeo
of Italy in equestrian in 1960 and only the sixth ever.
The IJRC, founded in 1997 by a group of 25 international jumping riders including David Broome, Raimondo D'Inzeo
, Paul Schockomoehle and Nelson Pessoa, is under the direction of Eleonora Ottaviani Moroni.
Now they will own a piece of sporting history, since not since Raimondo D'Inzeo
and his brother, Piero, the Italians, won gold and silver in the show-jumping at the 1960 Rome Games, have siblings both won medals in an individual Olympic event that they have contested together.
Named, not surprisingly, The Quiet Man, he went on to achieve many important successes for the d'Inzeo
brothers, Piero and Raimondo, and for Italy's international team.
Albanese A, Spanu T, Sali M, Novezgno F, D'Inzeo
T, Santagelo R, et al.
Curcio G, Ferrara M, Moroni F, D'Inzeo
G, Bertini M, De Gennaro L.